RSG, WM, FAST And WY, Pushing Materials & Construction Industry Downward

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 126 points (-0.8%) at 15,723 as of Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,087 issues advancing vs. 1,837 declining with 186 unchanged.

The Materials & Construction industry currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the industry that fell today was Cemex S.A.B. de C.V ( CX), up 0.7%. A company within the industry that increased today was DR Horton ( DHI), up 3.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the industry lower today:

4. Republic Services ( RSG) is one of the companies pushing the Materials & Construction industry lower today. As of noon trading, Republic Services is down $0.32 (-1.0%) to $31.89 on average volume. Thus far, 790,881 shares of Republic Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.64-$31.91 after having opened the day at $31.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.21.

Republic Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and recycling and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. Republic Services has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Republic Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Republic Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Republic Services Ratings Report now.

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